Al Ahly qualified for their third consecutive CAF Champions League final after defeating Setif on Saturday night.
After a 4-0 win in the first leg, Pitso Mosimane’s Red Devils drew 2-2 in Algeria.
The two-time defending African champions scored in the second minute before being leveled in stoppage time. Percy Tau, their South African striker, was involved in all six goals scored in the doubleheader.
Pitso Mosimane, AL Ahly coach; “It was a good game, it was not only a good game on the field, it was a good game on the stand, their fans showed us a lesson, that is, at the same time you can lose and be but have sportsmanship, fair play, I have never seen that before, the team comes out of the tournament from the semifinals and they applaud you.”
Fans in the Algerian capital were ecstatic with the result, as their team will now face Wydad Casablanca in the final, much to the dismay of certain fans. The decision to give the Moroccans a home advantage has enraged many people.
Mohamed Abdallah, AL Ahly, supporter said; “We consider this decision unfair to the team of Al Ahly, especially for Al Ahly, because it is a team that plays for the championship and has been playing it for years, where you play with a Moroccan team in Morocco, it is not acceptable, it is not an acceptable decision. To be a country of one of the two teams that have reached the final is not fair. They must play in a neutral country, a distant country like South Africa, a country not like Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria (Maghreb countries), there is South Africa, Nigeria, you have the Ivory Coast who will host the next African Cup, I do not know the decision, it has a question mark, I can not answer it, but we are like AL Ahly, we can play in any place, in the African continent, I’m ready.
Recall, last week, News Central reported that Morocco will host the 2022 CAF Champions League final.
Following the withdrawal of the Senegalese Football Federation’s application, the continent’s football governing body made this decision.
The final of the continent’s premier club championship will be played in the North African country on May 30, 2022, at Casablanca’s Stade Mohammed V.
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